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So I was on my way to work and suddenly the engine lost all power. I kinda felt something clunk or snap but was paying too much attention to the road to really notice it. Anyway the bike coasted to a stop, I could shift gears fine but twist the throttle and nothing. It's at the shop now but they won't get to it til at least tuesday. Anyone else experience something like this? Any other ideas?
 

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Anyone else experience something like this? Any other ideas?
turbs, well its the schitts when your sled goes belly up and you cant fix it yourself and have to wait for somebody else to get a round tuit. that is why I keep at least one spare bike, well actually two. sometimes more. at least I am not suffering in silence waiting for somebody to get one of those round tuits. hey you asked for ideas.
 

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Yeah I've got 2 cables on the right side, one's the front brake, what the heck would the other one be for except the throttle?
and this is why we have Honda dealer shops to solve these murky questions..


those two cables on your right side throttle are both throttle cables. One is Pull on throttle, the other is Pull off throttle and they work opposite each other for positive throttle control. what geeps is refereeing to is these cables go to a control unit under the tank that converts rotation (pull) into a demand signal for the ECU to drive an electric throttle servo motor. This is very old skool method. most All new systems have the resistor control unit built into the hand control unit and use wires directly to the ECU. no cables needed. that is a leftover from carburetor days. history.


as for your front brake / cable it is that hydraulic cylinder and rubber hose that feeds your two front calipers. ABS models route this back to another control unit that is monitoring wheel rotation and applying appropriate pressure to avoid wheel lock up.


your Honda dealer should be able to plug their computer into your bike and get an instant diagnosis of problems and history. from that they can determine what needs fixing and what they can overcharge you for. technology, you got to love it.
 

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This bike Does Not have electronic throttle.2 cables go to 2 barrel throttle body. Play with the on/off rocker switch.Some failures reported with that part .I dont have a service manual yet to study.But pulling fault codes would be next place to test
 

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This is definitely not an issue with the rocker switch. I'm familiar with those problems. The bike died while riding, a bad rocker switch wouldn't cause that, + when I twist the throttle, the engine didn't rev which makes me think it's a fuel delivery issue or a throttle cable. It was too dark to do an inspection on the side of the road so I had it towed to the nearest dealership. It's been a week and they still haven't gotten to look at it, kinda pisses me off, esp since this is my only ride. Wish I knew a mechanic in my area now. Definitely gonna research options for the future.
 

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Could be a faulty fuel pump. Hey, how many miles do you have on? I've never heard of anyone having a problem like this. Keep ius posted on the outcome. I hope you get your ride back soon and its done right the first time. Good luck bud.
 

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This bike Does Not have electronic throttle.2 cables go to 2 barrel throttle body. Play with the on/off rocker switch.Some failures reported with that part .I dont have a service manual yet to study.But pulling fault codes would be next place to test
I have not been under the tank yet, nor have a service manual. I am very surprised to hear that this late model machine made by Honda is still using old skool manual throttle body controls. I have had many 12 year older than this machine that are ECU driven servo motors driving the throttle bodies. Seeing that this is a 2004 Rev engine design, I didn't think much of the cables as that was old skool method they carried forward from the previous carb model valks/wings. Most early version ECU servo system utilized standard cables to drive a 3 wire resistor pot that fed demand signal to the ECU. All newer systems have the throttle demand Resistor module built into the Hand control and use wires directly to the ECU. cables are kaput.. it just surprises me that Honda would use such an antiquated system on a fairly new Rev of their flagship motor..


could it be that there are dual butterfly throttles in each of the barrels? Kaw did that on their massive v2000cc motor. the hand cable throttle would open a first butterfly, an integrated pot would measure this and feed demand to ECU which controlled a servo motor rotating a secondary butterfly inline intake airstream. the whole purpose is that the ECU has control based upon All the sensors feeding it. I just took the servo motor off and left the hand controls do all the work. faster crisper response. not waiting for the computer to ramp up. but hey it is what it is.
 

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Hi, guys...im new... Sorry I'm late.. i installed shorter/straighter handle-bars on mine (huge improvement) so i actually had to figure out how to shorten my cables..... Everything is GOLDEN now....

Can i help with any questions ?
 

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31" wide
3 1/2 " rise
10" pull-back.
8" center section
(Approximate measurements ).

Straightens my arms out more , but adds to controlability / manueverability .
 

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Im uploading photos and i keep getting a resize warning.... Im agreeing but i dont see my pics being added....
Maybe its delayed process.
 
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